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Chuck Hagel

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  • 4-star general to lead nuclear Air Force for 1st time

    The Air Force has for the first time nominated a four-star general to lead the organization responsible for its nuclear missile corps and strategic bomber fleet. It said Thursday that the nominee is Gen. Robin Rand, a career fighter pilot who has never...
  • New defense chief re-examines the strategies behind Obama's wars

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter used his first overseas trip as the Pentagon's new chief to re-examine the strategies and tactics behind President Barack Obama's wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Staking out independent...
  • New defense secretary says he'll reassess US exit from Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan �� Ashton Carter used his first visit to Afghanistan as the new defense secretary to promise a broad review of the U.S.'s mission that could include a slower withdrawal of troops from America's longest war. After a...
  • Rear Adm. John Kirby to step down as Pentagon spokesman

    Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman and public face of the U.S. military for more than a year, is stepping down at the request of the new Defense secretary, Ashton Carter. Carter, who was sworn in on Tuesday, plans to bring in a civilian to...
  • New defense chief vows to protect troops' safety, dignity

    Ash Carter, sworn in Tuesday as President Barack Obama's fourth secretary of defense amid multiple global threats, pledged to offer his most candid strategic advice and carefully consider decisions about sending troops into harm's way. Hours after taking...
  • New Pentagon head Ashton Carter sets priorities

    Ashton Carter was sworn in as the secretary of defense this week, taking the reins of Pentagon leadership from former Secretary Chuck Hagel. On Tuesday, he issued a message to the Department of Defense employees outlining his top priorities: protecting...
  • Kirby to step down as chief Pentagon spokesman

    The Pentagon's chief spokesman is leaving as Ash Carter takes over as the new defense secretary. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby acknowledged on Wednesday that he will be stepping down after having served as press secretary during the tenure of Chuck Hagel,...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over US base in Japan

    A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop construction of a U.S. military base in Japan that it said would harm the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal related to the manatee. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen...
  • Chelsea Manning's hormone treatment OK'd, but not long hair

    The Army has approved gender-reassignment hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website, but says she can't grow out her hair. The decision on hormone...
  • Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense

    Senate confirms Ashton Carter as new secretary of Defense
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve Ashton Carter, a former senior Pentagon official and Harvard professor, as President Obama’s fourth secretary of Defense. Carter, who will be sworn in next week, is a well-respected technocrat...
  • Obama applauds Ash Carter confirmation as defense secretary

    President Barack Obama is applauding the Senate's confirmation of Ash Carter as new secretary of defense. He praises Carter for his experience and says he will continue the fight against terrorists and keep the military ready for long-term threats. Obama...